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on our politics before setting foot on our soil. here's jonathan karl with more. on how mandela prodded, consoles, scolded, and inspired american presidents. >> reporter: nelson mandela loomed large in america long before he was freed from prison. ♪ it was 25 years ♪ that take that man away >> reporter: inspiring a mass movement against racism and intolerance. >> apartheid, no. >> freedom, yes. >> reporter: his relationship with u.s. presidents has been far more complicated. when he was locked up in 1962, the u.s. government was silent. in 1966, bobby kennedy went to south africa and took a stand against racism. giving the greatest speech he ever delivered. >> each time a man stands up for an ideal, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. >> reporter: from lbj to nixon to jimmy carter, south africa's apartheid government was actually a u.s. ally in the cold war. as the anti-apartheid movement grew, a young college student named barack obama was inspired by mandela to give his first political speech. the man in the white house then said no to sanctions. against south africa, insisting
the site by 5:30. jonathan karl looks at the whole picture right now. >> reporter: healthcare.gov may be working better but dan howard of freeport, pennsylvania has been trying to enroll for two months and is still out of luck. >> i can log on and amazingly i can log on darn quick, but whenever i finish my actual log in it says i can't go any further because i'm not verified that i'm me. >> reporter: he received a cancellation notice from his insurance company back in september. now howard is worried he's running out of time to get a new policy. >> i had a heart attack nine years ago. i'm terrified of not having a policy on january 1st. >> reporter: others experience delays. the white house says it's due to a huge increase in traffic worthy of cyber monday. 375,000 visiting the website by noon today. but this time for those who can't get in right away, there is a system that allows them to wait online. we were able to get on the site after about ten minutes. the bottom line, the administration says, after a massive effort to fix the glitches, the website is now working much better and
, also his daughter and her fiance, jonathan norton. their wedding just three weeks away. >> continue your prayers and continue to hope for a miracle. >> reporter: clayton sandell, abc news, den jer. >>> in other news tonight president obama said the growing gap between rich and poor threatens america's founding ideals and he calls for a raise in the minimum wage to $10 an hour. his remarks come ahead of a day of protest, fast food workers in 100 cities plan to walk off the job tomorrow to push for higher pay. >>> meanwhile vice-president biden was in china shaking things up within hours of arriving there, the first stop on his two-day visit. it was the u.s. embassy where he told a group of mostly young people, chinese waiting in line for visas they should challenge their own government, saying innovation can occur only when you breathe free. >>> and back here at home, chicago police are reporting some welcome news tonight, what could be the fewest number of homicides since 1965. to the end of november there were 380 homicides reported and at this time last year the number was 474. af
a short time ago. jonathan karl, certainly president obama made aware of the news, the loss this afternoon. have we heard anything yet from the president? >> the white house is well aware of this, something we have been tracking a long time. no official statement yet. was a towering influence on president obama, inspiration. if you look now at the screen, that is the one and only photograph of president obama and mandela together, happening the one time that manned -- that obama got to meet his hero as a young freshman senator, newly elected senator, and mandela was visiting washington. he had that meeting, that single photo, obama in silhouette. he wassident, back when senator obama, wrote a forward to a book by nelson mandela, and the words here give you a sense. by the way, the pictures right now, that is the president in the cell where nelson mandela spent 17 years in prison and in south africa, 17 of the 27 years that nelson mandela spent in prison. trip, the president visited south africa earlier this year. he had hoped to get a chance to have one last meeting with mandela. forela wa
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